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Three human forms of expression (3)

imitation, role playing, storytelling

The Range of Theater's Goals

entertainment, efficacy

First Actor

Thespis

Aristotle's Six Elements of Drama

plot, theme, music, language, character, spectacle

Greek Play Theateical Structures

prologos, parados, episode Chroal Ode, Exodos

purging/ purifying of emotion

catharsis

Required for any improvisation scene (4)

character, relationship, objective, where

Theater anatomy

perspective, proscenium, drop, flats, legs, wings, fly space, pin rail, pit, thrust, apron, house

neo-classical ideas

Unity of time, place and action

actors voice (4)

pitch, rate, volume, action

actors body (5)

physical lead, center of gravity, facial expression, gestures, walk

artists tools (4)

body, voice, mind, heart

Arlechuino

servant, comedy servant, light hearted, altruistic, gets out of trouble fast

Brighella

selfish, servant, when he sees a woman he wants to posses them

Colombina

comic servant, stands center stage watching men do stupid things, smartest person in play

3 comedy servants are called the ____

Zanni

comedy sketches

scenario

Pantalone

dirty old man, has impure thoughts about women, very rich, selfish, protects his money pouch

Il Dottore

thinks hes very smart, uses malaprops, lots of books and knowledge around him but is always wrong

Capitano

wants people to think hes brave, strong, actually very cowardly

Innamoratti

the lovers

Lattzi

3 same jokes in a row

Scaramouche

drunk humor

The best-known writer of dramatic theory and criticism in the Roman era. He stressed rules, such as violence happening off stage.

Horace

The best-known comic playwright of the Greek Golden Age, He wrote The Birds, Lysistrata, and The Frogs

Aristophanes

Tragic playwright in Greece, credited with adding a thrid actor to Greek tradgedy, wrote 120 plays, seven of which survive, including Antigone, King Oedipus, and Electra

Sophocles

The father of theater criticism, he wrote The Poetics, which covers the six elements of Drama

Aristotle

who

terrance

The father of Greek drama. He was the first dramatist whose plays still exist. He added a second actor to dramatic performances. He wrote Prometheus Bound and the Oresteia

Aeschylus

The most "modern" of the Greek tragic playwrights, he created characters with realistic behavior, and a mix of comedy and drama. He also wrote sympathetic women characters, including Medea, The Trojan Women, and Helen

Euripides

The First actor, he stepped out in front of the chorus and spoke alone, in character, in a religious ceremony

Thespis

The chief Roman tragic writer whose plays have survived. He was ordered to take his own life. He wrote Roman Versions of Medea, Oedipus, and the Trojan Women

Seneca

____ to heavy nor ____ to light

Seneca, Plautus

A comical play involving a chrous of half-man, half-goat creatures

Satyr Play

Plots deal with romantic and domestic problems

Roman Comedy

Fantastical and improbable plots used in satire of local, political or cultural conditions of the time.

Greek Comedy

Board of Directors

hires the right and left-brained leaders

Artistic director

right-brained head of the company

left-brained head of the company

managing director

who remains with the show and runs it from the booth?

stage manager

who raises money that is not ticket income?

developent director

who is responsible for getting people to the show?

marketing director

what percentage of each production is paid for from ticket sales?

50%

brings in actors for director to see

casting director

5 areas of tech

sets, lights, props, costume, sound

3 periods of time

design, build, run

trade groups that sponsored theater production

guilds

in the scene shop guilding set, makes sure everyone has what they need to build set

tech director

starts hireing design teams for the next season

production manager

left-brain

math

right-brain

artistic

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